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September 29, 2006

Wish Me Luck!

I just applied for a job writing sex articles for a magazine. I'm hoping to line up about six writing jobs like this within the next six months or so. I have two now. I had expected three, but one of them looks like it isn't going to work out. That's a shame, because I had a lot of hope for that magazine. It's still not over for that one. I'll rewrite an article I had written for it, and get in touch with the editor in chief again very soon. Writing for six magazines gives me at least six articles or more per month, all for pay. On top of that, I'll write erotic short stories for other magazines as I discover them. More money.

I also found what looks like a fun magazine that fashions itself after the SF pulp magazines from the period of time between the 1920s - 1970s. There are seven stories online that I need to read before I try my hand at writing for them. It would be great to have a story accepted. I've never written pulp fiction before, but I like it. This one wants lots of sex, of course, and I can write that very well. This could be fun. Plus, they pay. That's a positive in my book.

Posted on September 29, 2006 at 03:23 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

This Is Just Too Damned Funny

I have a feeling this is a hoax, but it's still a riot.

Ring Puts Anniversary Heat On

September 29, 2006 12:00am

A RING has been invented which can prevent absent-minded husbands from ever forgetting their wedding anniversary again.

The day before, the ring heats up as a reminder.

The heat, created by a small internal thermo device, comes every hour in a 10 second burst, each warmer than the last up to a non-burning 45C.

The ring converts the heat from your hand into electricity to keep the battery charged and the microchip clock is programmed when you buy it.

Posted on September 29, 2006 at 03:10 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

I'm Still Alive

I'm going to interrupt the sound of crickets chirping on my blog to actually make a post.

I haven't posted here in over a month. I have been so busy, and there have been so many changes in my life that I haven't felt like posting.

We moved to a very nice apartment in the same town. After The Royal Spawn graduated from high school, The Count and I found we didn't really need such a large house. I'm enjoying decorating and setting up the place very much.

When I wasn't moving boxes back and forth, packing, and unpacking, I've been busy writing. I sent two erotic stories to a magazine that will pay several thousand dollars per story if they are accepted. I know it's a long shot, but I just had to try it. I have a couple of erotic short stories coming out soon. I'm also on the staff now for a British pop culture magazine. I already write sexuality articles for this magazine. Now, I'll do some editing on top of writing about all kinds of things, not just relationships and sexuality. I'm preparing some articles for the health and wellness section now. I'm getting paid regularly, but I'm not bringing in as much as I'd like. I expect that to improve very soon.

I probably won't be posting much at all with all the writing I've been doing. I've been enjoying my life too much. I keep up with blogs, but I don't read them as much as I used to. I'm going to concentrate on enjoying my new home and enjoying the new direction my writing career is taking.

Life is good.

Posted on September 29, 2006 at 02:28 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 02, 2006

My New Indoor R/C Airplane

Folks, meet my GymSwallow! The reason for the "Gym" part is that this airplane is intended do be flown indoors (as in a gymnasium.) The plane weighs in just a tad overweight at 7.3 oz (206g). It was built with a plan I downloaded from TDM Models. The electronics, motor and battery are recycled from a previous plane. The fuselage stick is a carbon fiber arrow. The wing and tail covering material is violet and blue Reynolds plastic food wrap from the grocery store. The film is light, cheap, nicely tinted yet transparent and if the plane dies, I can wrap a sandwich with it.

Which brings me to my "problem"... as you may recall, I built this Aerolectric a few months ago. Since The Countess loves it so much, I'm not allowed to fly it, lest it gets harmed. Well, guess what? Seems that The Countess is now also enamored with the GymSwallow, so I'm not allowed to fly it either! Since these planes always find a way of getting dinged no matter the skill level of the pilot, it seems to me that I've got to stop being a craftsman and build shittier so I can actually fly the stuff I make.

Swallow_starboard  Swallow_port

Posted on September 2, 2006 at 08:34 AM | Permalink | Comments (14)